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Ake Persson: The Great

Read "The Great " reviewed by Jack Bowers

For more than two decades Åke Persson was widely recognized as Europe's foremost Jazz trombonist, and indeed one of the world's leading players. Persson's remarkable career ended in February 1975 when the 43'year'old musician took his own life. These historic sessions document Persson's early years (1951'57), before he became a member of the Harry Arnold or Clarke'Boland Big Bands or sat in for various periods of time with ensembles led by Quincy Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington and others. The ...


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